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  • Russia charges Greenpeace activists with hooliganism, not piracy

    MOSCOW -- Russian officials on Wednesday dropped piracy charges against Greenpeace activists who were jailed last month after protesting oil drilling in the Arctic, charging them instead with hooliganism. An investigation led officials to issue the less...
  • Thousands march in Moscow, demand release of political prisoners

    Thousands march in Moscow, demand release of political prisoners
    MOSCOW -- Several thousand people demanding the release of political prisoners took to the streets of Moscow on Sunday in the biggest protest action so far this fall. On a gray, overcast afternoon, protesters marched along Moscow's central Boulevard...
  • Greenpeace Captain And Norwalk Native, Held By Russians, Granted Bail

    A Norwalk native being held in a Russian jail since he participated in a Greenpeace protest two months ago has been granted bail. Greenpeace International said in a statement Wednesday that it had posted bail for 15 of the 30 people arrested,...
  • Norwalk Native Among Greenpeace Activists Released By Russia

    The Norwalk native who is skipper of the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise and most of the people aboard the ship when it was seized by Russia more than two months ago have been released on bail. Peter Willcox, captain of the Arctic Sunrise, and the others...
  • Russia charges 16 more in Greenpeace protest

    Russia charges 16 more in Greenpeace protest
    MOSCOW -- An additional 16 people were charged by Russia with piracy Thursday for their role in a foiled Greenpeace protest against oil drilling in the Arctic, a Russian television network reported. Among the new defendants are Greenpeace activists,...
  • Russian investigators say they found drugs on Greenpeace ship

    Russian investigators say they found drugs on Greenpeace ship
    MOSCOW -- Russian investigators said Wednesday that they found drugs and equipment that could be used for spying on board a Greenpeace ship used in a foiled protest against offshore oil and gas drilling in the Arctic. Additional charges are expected...
  • Passenger lands plane in Britain after pilot collapses

    A passenger landed a plane at Humberside Airport in Britain after the pilot collapsed at the controls, according to news reports. The two were the only people on board the four-seater Cessna 172 when the pilot became ill Tuesday evening as they headed...
  • Powerful Cyclone Phailin forces massive evacuations in India

    NEW DELHI -- India was battered by a massive cyclone Saturday as nearly half a million people evacuated to shelters in vulnerable coastal and low-lying areas amid power outages, large storm surges and canceled trains and flights. Officials said...